By Alex Youlten, Rotary Partnership Manager at ShelterBox “Unprecedented” must be one of the most used words in 2020 – mainly connected to the global impact of the coronavirus but also true of the number of extreme weather events around the world. For ShelterBox, Rotary’s partner in disaster response, the end of the calendar year … More Disasters haven’t stopped for coronavirus. Neither have Rotary and ShelterBox.
By Alex Youlten, ShelterBox staff In 2000, the idea for ShelterBox was conceived by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The club was an established group of around 40 people, who had been involved in a variety of charitable activities, both at home and abroad. The idea was sparked by watching the news … More Celebrating 20 years of ShelterBox
By Alex Youlten, ShelterBox staff To curb the spread of COVID-19, governments around the world have imposed restrictions to keep people washing their hands, limiting social contact, and remaining in their homes. But what if you don’t have a home, access to clean water, or a local support network to begin with? That’s the situation … More Families in disaster zones face crisis within a crisis
By Yi Shun Lai, ShelterBox Response Team Volunteer First: Stay in place. The families we meet on deployment for ShelterBox are in deep need: Many of their homes have blown away; their villages are in disarray, and the supply chains for necessities like food and water are still down. But they are still alive after hurricanes because … More Everything I learned about weathering COVID-19, I learned from responding to disaster with ShelterBox
This is the third in a series of blog posts highlighting member engagement opportunities in celebration of Rotary Membership and Club Development Month throughout August. By Rotary Service and Engagement Working with partners can strengthen club and district service projects by ensuring sustainability, providing access to subject-matter experts, and strengthening local networks. Partnering with local, … More Collaborate with Rotary’s partners on service project
By Carla Sateriale, member of the Rotaract Clubs of Hampstead, Hendon and Golders Green in England and 2018-19 Communications Officer for Rotaract in Great Britain and Ireland ShelterBox delivers boxes of aid in disaster zones, right? That’s what I used to think. Since I got involved in Rotaract in 2014, I’ve heard various people … More What is ShelterBox all about?
By Jim Robinson, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Rotary Liaison at ShelterBox At ShelterBox we are incredibly proud of our partnership with Rotary. As project partners in disaster relief since 2012, we have worked together since our inception in 2000. Around 90% of our responses feature engagement with and support from Rotary members on the ground, right … More ShelterBox and Rotary work together in Malawi
By James Bolton, Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland in collaboration with ShelterBox Organizations such as Rotary and our project partners ShelterBox may have an adult profile, but the momentum is growing among a younger generation to create the next big humanitarian wave. ShelterBox had its origins in the Rotary movement 18 years ago, and now … More Rotary and ShelterBox inspire young volunteers to take action
By ShelterBox Local Rotarians in countries affected by disasters often contribute vital support to ShelterBox responses, providing valuable points of contact for Response Teams through first-hand knowledge, introductions, logistical assistance, and vital links into communities. Throughout August 2018, a series of earthquakes struck the Island of Lombok in Indonesia killing more than 460 people and … More Inspiring Women of Action
By Rotary Service and Engagement ShelterBox and Rotary International are Project Partners in Disaster Relief. By working together, we are ensuring that no family is left without shelter after disaster. Not only do Rotary and Rotaract clubs around the world support ShelterBox financially, but on many of ShelterBox’s deployments local Rotarians, Rotaractors and Response Teams … More Shelterbox and Rotary extend our partnership in the Philippines